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Springfield, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
1973
Government
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the Federal government's good soldier in the War on Drugs. The agency is charged with enforcing controlled substances laws and regulations in the US; bringing to justice key members of organizations that contribute to ... Read more

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  • "I am a Special Agent with the DEA"

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Scranton, PA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My profession provides me the ability to investigate cases all over the world which helps to benefit society. During my 22 years as an investigator I was fortunate enough to meet law enforcement personnel from many different statesand countries. I have built relationships with these individuals which has helped me become a successful agent.

    Cons

    I continue to enjoy my job as a Special Agent and would recommend the position to anyone interested in a career in Federal Law Enforcement. The only negative aspect to the job, is that DEA needs to provide more training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    As stated above regarding training, I would recommend that opportunities, such as foreign language skills be provided to domestic based agents.

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DEA Interviews

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    Agent Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at DEA.

    Interview

    usajobs, interview, background check

    Negotiation

    no negotiation, flat GS pay scale

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DEA Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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